Welcome to Pianodesk.com and McClard Bros Piano Tuning!

If you look to the right side of this page, you will see recent posts from my Facebook Page.   There are two pages and one group you can visit, as well as my Youtube Channel:

  1. McClard Bros Piano Tuning
  2. PianoDesk.com Page
  3. Musical Instruments with a Story
  4. YOUTUBE CHANNEL

For all of my new content, please see the Facebook pages linked above, as well as my Youtube Channel.  All older content before 2018 can be viewed from this page.  If you are in need of piano tuning services, feel free to hit the Facebook Messenger link to the right —->

Bike Update

I was able to ride over the weekend.  Went 10 miles and was able to ride 28 mph.  After evaluating the ride, I have decided to order a few improved parts.  Here’s an updated picture with new art added.

Motorized Bike Project (McClard Bros.)

I started work to build a motorized bike on Monday (September 18th).  I rode it for the first time last night, but there are clear issues with chain alignment.  Today, I added a better pulley to the chain and it seems to work perfectly now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Piano Desk Project June 2016

June 10th, 2016

Fixing the Veneer with glue and clamps.

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Glue injection with a turkey baster.

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June 9th, 2016

I just started a new Desk this week.  The sound board was disconnected first, then transported to my shop.  Here are a few pictures of the process.

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Screened Lowes Gazebo and Deck

IMG_1091Screened Deck / Gazebo project for our home.  I’ll use this room for stitching projects in the summer.  I used a Lowes Gazebo with the Quick Screen system.  In all, I spent around $2400 on this project.  It took approximately 3 weeks to finish.

 

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New Wallet for Review – Steve Montelli

Earlier last year, I sent a wallet to Steve Montelli for review.  Since then, my designs and craftsmanship has improved.  I thought it would be good to send a new wallet for review.  Here is the timelapse for the new wallet.

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Man Cave Update – Leather Working Studio

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If you have viewed the page recently, you will notice the leather working area that I built into my workshop.  With a few weeks off work for Christmas break, I decided to move the leather working area into my home office (Man Cave).

Here are a few pictures of the construction, along with a video showing the final product.

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During Construction

 

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After

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Wallet Reviews from Steve Montelli

When I first started leather working, much of what I learned about wallet design was gleaned from the videos of Steve Montelli.   Here is a recent video he did in review of two wallets that I recently sent his way.  Since I am just getting started in leather work, my plan is to send him a few more wallets this winter once my skills have improved.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J4n4ZiTFx3o

Adding a PianoDesk Workstation to the Shop

I had a great day in the shop today.  My son and I went to an old farmhouse this afternoon to get a free upright piano.  Once we arrived back at the shop, we promptly took the piano apart.  Here are some photos from the day.

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After taking the piano apart, we reused the parts and made a leather workstation in my shop.  Check the video below for more.

 

 

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Give the video a few seconds to clear up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmwpKjJ0Gbw&feature=youtu.be

 

 

Welcome to PianoDesk.com

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Welcome to the new page for PianoDesk.com.  I am currently (as of July 25th) migrating content to this page.  To see examples of Desks made from pianos or Bass Guitars, click the menu options above.  You can also look at my old page for construction pictures of most projects.  Right now, I do all of this work for myself.  One day, I hope to make it a business after retirement from public school education.

 

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